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Local Director    |     239-790-5860, ext. 1

Nathan serves as the Local Director for the Southwest chapter and began volunteering with CEF at the age of 12. Nathan is passionate about equipping others on how to share the Gospel in an impactful and engaging way. He and his wife Jessica have five wonderful children: Eleanor, Timothy, Hazel, Charlotte, and Simon. In his spare time, Nathan enjoys reading, board games, and sports. 



Ministry Coordinator, Charlotte County     |     239-790-5860, ext. 2

Jim came to Florida following a 32-year career in radio broadcasting in Central Illinois. He worked with kids at the YMCA summer and afterschool programs in Punta Gorda for several years, while also volunteering with the Good News Club at Deep Creek Elementary. Jim then joined the CEF staff in his current role in October of 2021. He enjoys getting to know the volunteers and children at each club, and continues to learn something new from them at every meeting!



Ministry Coordinator, DeSoto County      |     239-790-5860, ext. 4

Jacque and her husband Cris (Crescencio) live in Arcadia. Cris came from San Luis Potosi, Mexico in the 80's and Jacque came from Ft. Lauderdale in '07.

You can find Jacque making your favorite drink at Starbucks, watching soccer (football) with her husband, over her laptop working on her education degree or playing outside with her grandkids. Their favorite family thing to do is to go to the Mexican ice cream shop for paletas.

Jacque has been volunteering with Good News Club for 5 years at 6 clubs, and currently volunteers as the Ministry Coordinator of DeSoto County. One of her favorite memories is getting to share the gospel with a child in a park ministry, using the Wordless Book, after being trained at a CEF conference.



Ministry Coordinator, Lee County     |     239-790-5860, ext. 3

Jaquie has served in various positions and capacities in women’s ministry and children’s ministry for over 30 years. She relocated from Charlotte (Lake Norman area), North Carolina 7 years ago to take care of her mother in Fort Myers. She currently serves in children’s ministry at New Hope EPC and Classical Conversation, a Home school group.

Jaquie grew up in Florida attended High School and college in Orlando. She enjoys all sports, but mostly boating and paddle boarding on the Caloosahatchee River and the Islands. She is a bicyclist enthusiast while enjoying the downtown area of Fort Myers and the River. Jaquie enjoys traveling to Europe to view the magnificent churches and synagogues along with the country’s natural history. She has 4 children spread from Texas to Charlotte NC. 7 grandchildren including 2 sets of twins and 3 other grandchildren.



Ministry Coordinator, Palm Beach County      |     239-790-5860, ext. 5

Carrie began working with CEF at the age of 15. She loves teaching children in Good News Club, and now serves as Ministry Coordinator for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. She loves being a wife and mom. She is very busy homeschooling her 3 boys. She loves reading with her boys the most, and in her spare time enjoys traveling, swimming, reading, and relaxing with her family. 



Christian Youth In Action (CYIA) Ministry Coordinator    |     239-790-5860, ext. 6

Christina has been serving in children's ministry since she was 14 and fell in love with working in ministry when she began doing CYIA in Connecticut. Christina attended Word of Life Bible Institute for two years and graduated in 2020. Then moved on to do Liberty University Online while working with Movement Church as their Children's Ministry Intern for two years and graduated Liberty University in 2023 with a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education!


Christina is very excited to see how God has brought things full circle for her from being a teen in CYIA to now getting the opportunity to lead it. Christina has a heart to see the children and teens of this generation to know Jesus and His love for them. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, and enjoys getting to travel and explore new places.



Local Bookkeeper / Office Manager      |     239-790-5860, ext. 7

Linda has served in various capacities of youth ministry for over 30 years. She and her husband, Jim, began volunteering with Good News Club their first year snowbirding in spring of 2018. They love southwest Florida and plan to make it their permanent home, once the grandkids graduate high school up north. Linda still teaches technology online as an adjunct for the college she retired from, and is thoroughly enjoying her new role for CEF at SWFL.  In her spare time, Linda enjoys reading, traveling, exercising, most all sports and is up for most any new adventure!


Ministry Coordinator, DeSoto County      |     239-790-5860, ext. 4


Stephanie McDermott, Chairwoman
Ann Dreyer, Secretary

Laurie Anderson
Mike Gravesen

Melinda Means

Pat Thompson

Adam Winkle

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